Rare Closed Handle SPIERS Dovetailed Smoothing *SOLD*
A scarce round sided dovetailed infill smoothing plane by SPIERS of Ayr.
Believed to be a SPIERS No.7a improved pattern dovetailed smoothing plane with the rare closed handle.
Marked 'SPIERS AYR' on the lever cap.
Fitted with a good length snecked SPIERS 21/8 inch parallel blade iron, a little over 15/8 inches remain below the slot.
Matching cap iron marked 'WARRANTED STEEL'. Both the back of the cap iron and the rear rosewood infill are stamped '1', please see close-up image.
Nice tight mouth.
Very good rosewood infill with a wonderfully shaped closed rear handle.
A few surface scratches, pitting and staining spots.
Previous owner's stamps 'R.NORDON'.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
71/2 inch sole.